Department of Computer Science

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Fundamentals and practical impact of AI on businesses and societies.
Artificial Intelligence applications, illustration Matti Ahlgren

AI is a major focus area of Aalto University and the Department of Computer Science. Building on the department's strong tradition that includes neural network pioneers Teuvo Kohonen and Erkki Oja.

Our research contributes both to the fundamentals of AI across its many subfields, as well as to the accelerating practical impact AI has on businesses and societies.

The Department of Computer Science is a key player in the Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI, a major ecosystem of academic, private and public sector partners.

Machine Learning Coffee Seminar

Weekly seminar organised by FCAI.

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Assistant Professor in Machine Learning Arno Solin nominated for Young Academy Finland

Young Academy Finland has selected Arno Solin as a member for the four-year period of 2021-2025.

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Samuel Kaski receives major international funding for the development of AI methods

Aalto University Professor Samuel Kaski has been awarded the Turing AI World-Leading Researcher Fellowship to establish a new center of excellence. The funding relates to Kaski’s work at the University of Manchester, but Finnish research on modeling user intent will also benefit.

: Kuvan on tehnyt Jani Huuhtanen -sovelluksella.

Artificial intelligence model developed by Finnish researchers predicts which key of the immune system opens the locks of coronavirus

With an artificial intelligence (AI) method developed by researchers at Aalto University and University of Helsinki, researchers can now link immune cells to their targets and for example uncouple which white blood cells recognize SARS-CoV-2. The developed tool has broad applications in understanding the function of immune system in infections, autoimmune disorders, and cancer.

Heli Julkunen seisoo talvisessa maisemassa ja katsoo hymyillen pois kamerasta. Hänellä on päällään valkoinen talvitakki ja taustalla näkyy sumua, puita ja lumihankia.

If you study computer science, you may end up developing better cancer treatments by applying AI

Heli Julkunen developed a machine learning method that predicts how different drug combinations kill cancer cells, and now she helps advance preventive healthcare as a data scientist

Picture: Neurocenter Finland.

Artificial intelligence for dementia prevention

AI-Mind is a 5-year project funded by Horizon 2020, with the goal of facilitating a paradigm shift in clinical practice of mild cognitive impairment. A team of Aalto University and HUS Helsinki University Hospital researchers are involved in the project


Forbes AI Award to research on image-creating GAN models

The magazine pays tribute to the development of a model that starkly reduces the amount of data needed for generating new, artificial images


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Latest publications

Deep learning for depression recognition with audiovisual cues

Lang He, Mingyue Niu, Prayag Tiwari, Pekka Marttinen, Rui Su, Jiewei Jiang, Chenguang Guo, Hongyu Wang, Songtao Ding, Zhongmin Wang, Xiaoying Pan, Wei Dang 2022 Information Fusion

Digging Into Self-Supervised Learning of Feature Descriptors

Iaroslav Melekhov, Zakaria Laskar, Xiaotian Li, Shuzhe Wang, Juho Kannala 2022 International Conference on 3D Vision

HybVIO: Pushing the limits of real-time visual-inertial odometry

Otto Seiskari, Pekka Rantalankila, Juho Kannala, Jerry Ylilammi, Esa Rahtu, Arno Solin 2022 Proceedings of the IEEE/CVF Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision

Interpolation consistency training for semi-supervised learning

Vikas Verma, Kenji Kawaguchi, Alex Lamb, Juho Kannala, Arno Solin, Yoshua Bengio, David Lopez-Paz 2022 Neural Networks

Learning to Drive (L2D) as a Low-Cost Benchmark for Real-World Reinforcement Learning

Ari Viitala, Rinu Boney, Yi Zhao, Alexander Ilin, Juho Kahala 2022 20th International Conference on Advanced Robotics, ICAR

Sampo-UI: A Full Stack JavaScript Framework for Developing Semantic Portal User Interfaces

Esko Ikkala, Eero Hyvönen, Heikki Rantala, Mikko Koho 2022 Semantic Web - Interoperability, Usability, Applicability

A Grid-Structured Model of Tubular Reactors

Katsiaryna Haitsiukevich, Samuli Bergman, Cesar de Araujo Filho, Francesco Corona, Alexander Ilin 2021 2021 IEEE 19th International Conference on Industrial Informatics (INDIN)

Spatio-temporal variational Gaussian processes

Oliver Hamelijnck, William Wilkinson, Niki Loppi, Arno Solin, Theodoros Damoulas 2021 Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 34

COVIDNet: An Automatic Architecture for COVID-19 Detection with Deep Learning from Chest X-ray Images

Lang He, Prayag Tiwari, Rui Su, Xiuying Shi, Pekka Marttinen, Neeraj Kumar 2021 IEEE Internet of Things Journal
More information on our research in the Research database.
Research database

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Helsinki Institute for Information Technology HIIT (external link)

HIIT is a joint research institute of Aalto University and the University of Helsinki for basic and applied research on information technology.


Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence FCAI (external link)

International research hub for artificial intelligence

Finnish Center for Artificial Intelligence
PML research gropu at department of computer science, photo Matti Ahlgren

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Research areas in the Department of Computer Science

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